The Bill Fortune Memorial RRR Summer Track workouts recently concluded another successful 18-week schedule. An average of 35 to 40 runners regularly attended every Wednesday at the Pearl River High School track to participate in training sessions meant to increase speed and strength, boost confidence at faster training paces and generally sharpen one’s fitness level.

Under the tutelage of coaches Jamie Kempton, Jesse Hackell and Bernie Casserly, the workouts helped runners of all ability levels – from first-timers to old-timers – reach their racing and training goals. The season was bracketed by a pair of three-mile time trials at the start in early May and the finish in late August, and the training consisted mainly of interval/repetition workouts ranging in distance from 200 meters to 2,400 meters.

Along the way we departed from the regimented track schedule twice to hold hill workouts at Bear Mountain/Perkins Memorial Drive and at Rockland Lake. Other highlights included the Run Your Best Mile and the Whistle Workout. At the conclusion of the final time trial we celebrated another satisfying season with a mini-party including delicious hero sandwiches and beverages provided by the club and partly defrayed by donations from the participants.

We would like to thank everyone who took part in the Summer Track workouts this year and we extend an open invitation for you to lace up those running shoes and join us for another fun-filled season in 2014!

Special thanks to Voytek for all of the great photos!

2013 RRR SUMMER TRACK

FINAL 3-MILE TIME TRIAL, AUG. 28, 2013

JAMES MEYERS 15:34
JONATHAN FARRELL 17:54
JOHN 19:04
KATIE PFEIFER 19:07
MIKE BECKERLE 19:47
KEVIN CAPASSO 20:04
ROCKY 20:08
LAURA DiMARINO 20:14
KIM CHALFIN 20:45
ALISTER RENWICK 20:48
BRUCE YANG 20:56
GLENN COLEMAN 21:12
SEAN KILKENNY 21:24
GRAVITY 21:31
JC SANTA TERESA 21:33
ERIC 21:34
ANGIE 21:38
SIMON 21:41
FRANK 21:51
NARCIS ARON 22:22
ADAM 22:36
YVES CHARLES 23:09
DAVID HALL 24:11
PAT PARIETTI 24:11
PETER DEMCHKO 24:52
BENNY KIM 25:02
ENILDA INDYK 27:37
MARIE KILLEEN 27:45
STEPHEN MILLER 29:17
MERCEDES KENT 29:45
AVA MILLER 30:22
CHUCK MAZE 30:56
ANGELA HANSON 33:10

3 Comments

  • Stephen Miller Posted August 29, 2013 1:39 pm

    Hmm. Maybe Ava and I did run an extra lap; we were ahead of Enilda and Grandma. Ava said she went one lap too far. I just didn’t count properly. Well, she’ll be all set for this Sunday’s 5k in town. Thanks for another great season of workouts!

  • Gary Scarano Posted September 1, 2013 8:31 am

    Great photos!! I didn’t know pictures would be taken that day or I would not have worn the Hook’s bright yellow shirt!!! Will miss the summer and these work outs!

    • Gary Scarano Posted September 1, 2013 8:32 am

      I didn’t run the trial that day due to a heal injury πŸ™

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